State Leadership Activities
activities are instructional events, usually planned in advance for a specific
purpose or audience, designed to increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and
competencies regarding AT. Such events
can be delivered to large or small groups, in-person, or via telecommunications
or other distance education mechanisms. Examples of training include classes,
workshops, and presentations that have a goal of increasing skills, knowledge,
and competency, as opposed to training intended only to increase general
awareness of AT.
Assistance (TA) is defined as direct problem-solving service provided by
Statewide AT Program staff to assist programs and agencies in improving their
services, management, policies and/or outcomes.
TA may be provided in person, by electronic media such as telephone,
video or e-mail and by other means. The
following are examples of technical assistance:
needs assessment, program planning or development, curriculum or
materials development, administrative or management consultation, program
evaluation and site reviews of external organizations, and policy development.
awareness activities are designed to reach large numbers of people, including
activities such as public service announcements, radio talk shows and news
reports, newspaper stories and columns, newsletters, brochures, public forums
and social media.
and assistance (I&A) activities are those in which the AT program responds
to requests for information and/or puts individuals in contact with other
agencies, organizations, or companies that can provide them with needed
information on AT products, devices, services, and/or funding sources, or
providing intensive assistance to individuals about AT products, devices,
services, and/or funding sources. This
information may be provided in person, over the telephone, via email, or by
some other means.
community partner is the Nevada Assistive Technology Resource Center
(NATRC). The NATRC is based at the
University of Nevada Reno’s Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
(NCED). The NATRC is primary provider of
State Leadership Activities statewide. Although
all NATC community partners provide information and assistance and public
awareness for the services available.
NATC services are coordinated to increase individual awareness of and
access to Assistive Technology in the State of Nevada. It is our
intent that by contacting the NATC and community partners you will be able be
able to make more informed decisions on the AT that you need as well as the
resources and options available to you to obtain the AT.